3. Owen Farrell (Saracens) – £750,000
Farrell will remain at the club that he has called ‘home’ since the age of 14 until at least 2022, earning himself a hefty pay-rise in the process. His new deal means he will now earn in excess of £750,000 a season, bringing him in line with some of the highest-paid players in the world.
2. Maro Itoje (Saracens) – £800,000
According to RugbyPass his new salary is somewhere in the region of £750,000 to £1 million – making him England’s highest paid player.
1. Finn Russell (Racing 92) – £850,000
The fly-half as well as France pair Boris Palu and Maxime Machenaud have extended their contracts.